DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you call an appliance repair in Coral Springs for assistance, you should be able to keep your household appliances running smoothly with the troubleshooting tips below.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

A unpleasant odor in your washer can defeat the entire reason for the appliance! If you’re attempting to get your clothing items so that they’re clean and fresh, but your washer will not cooperate, run an cycle without clothes/laundry in warm water and pour in 2 cups of white vinegar and 1/2 cup of baking soda to remove the odor. This issue often occurs in front-loading machines. To eliminate future odors, crack the door open after washes so it can dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A room-temperature fridge is not a good sign. A warm refrigerator definitely will not keep liquids cool, and the food on the inside might also be in danger of going rotten! In several cases, your refrigerator might not be in need of professional repair; it could just need a cleaning. Or the coils on the back panel of the refrigerator are in need of cleaning.

Unplug it and move it out from the kitchen wall before vacuuming the refrigerator coils. If you can’t see instant cooling improvement, it’s time to hire a professional appliance repair technician in Coral Springs for troubleshooting.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on a gas oven clicks and clicks and the burner won’t light, check to be certain your burner top is in place and correctly aligned. You may also experience this issue if you have had a recent boil over or spill on the stove top.

Otherwise, the source is likely to be a clogged igniter. To clean the igniter on a gas stove, take off the burner cap and dust off any particles. You can also use a metal clothes pin to pick debris from the grooves of the igniter. If that doesn’t eliminate the problem, it is smart to not disassemble a lighter unless you have right training; enlist a professional appliance repair company to investigate the issue.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A kitchen sink’s garbage disposal includes self-protection in the form of an overload trip. If it is filled up, overheats, runs for too long, or has some other problem, your garbage disposal might simply need to be reset rather than fixed. Be sure the power switch is OFF. Then, locate the reset button on the disposal unit beneath the kitchen sink and then press the button. If the switch does not stay pushed in, wait a few minutes and try again. Turn on the water and then press the button on.

If the disposal in the kitchen sink is filled up with debris and you only hear a humming sound instead of the grinding of waste, you could need to manually unwind the blades using a hex key tool to clear the clog. Next, press the reset switch to get the garbage disposal running again. If the tips above fail to get it working like it should, please do not succumb to the urge to put your hands down into the disposal to investigate. Be safe and schedule an appointment with a professional appliance company in Coral Springs.

5. No Power from Outlet

In the kitchen or bathroom, the electrical outlets need to be equipped with GFCI capabilities to protect homeowners from harm in wet rooms. If a GFCI outlet is not providing power, push in the red switch to see if that will restore power.

If not, or if you’re trying on a standard electrical outlet, be certain that a breaker has not tripped in the circuit breaker box. If you are not sure if a circuit breaker is tripped, flip it so it is in the OFF position and back to the ON position. Please remember, safety near electricity is critical. If you have any doubts, call a professional technician.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washing machine will create a startling banging and isn’t a great process to get clean clothes. If yours is abruptly banging around, the machine might be in trouble. To repair this problem, rotate the legs on the appliance to lift or lower each corner until it’s balanced. Another possible scenario is that the washer is off balance. Open the top and rearrange the clothes so that they are evenly dispersed inside of the drum of the appliance.

Doing this will help your washing machine not need to work as hard. If you do attempt to move around the laundry a few times without success, do not ignore the issue. You may have a loose drum or motor mount, which is easy enough for a professional repairman to fix. But continuing to operate the washing machine with this problem could break other pieces and lead to a worse repair over time.

Call for Help

If these suggestions fix your broken appliance, you will want to schedule service from P&G Coral Springs Appliance Repair!

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